Location: Dundee, OR
Type: Winery Conceptual Master Plan
Completion Date: 2015
The relaxing experience of tasting wine and the essence of a profound journey into a tranquil and beautiful place was the focus of this project. Through dedicated practice and thoughtful analysis, this winery distinguishes itself from all others by affirming the relationship of wine, passage, procession, and the prevalence of the natural world in wine production and its noble effects on our daily existence. This conceptual basis informed our long term development plan for the growth of this established winery in the Red Hills of Dundee, Oregon. Visitors arrive at the site’s highest point and proceed down a small road that parallels a ridge line and a beautiful grove of trees. After leaving their vehicles, visitors follow a procession through a gateway and formal garden to the guest house and tasting room. It is a transformational passage whereby visitors leave the daily world and emerge in a magical place with panoramic views of the Willamette Valley and the Cascades. The focus of this journey is the experience of wine tasting, the fine craft of wine making and the inter-relationship between the soil, the vine and the natural elements.